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Ocrim Milling Technology School: Expertise, Innovation and Tradition

11 February 20163 min reading
Ocrim Milling Technology School is provided with a pilot-mill of 24 tons/day and a well-equipped laboratory, necessary and useful to put theory into practice. For example, in the laboratory the characteristics of various products are analyzed through practical texts, and how machinery and equipment work, and how to read the data is thoroughly explained. To keep the line of tradition, manual texts are also carried out, just like millers used to do before the coming of new technologies. h_74_11 he Milling Technology School of Ocrim which is one of the leading milling technology producers is considered one the flagship of the company. The high “standard” set by Ocrim is the drive of each project and therefore the ones related to the school too, since the team believes that the training experience is the right key to improve knowledge and expertise. Millers, mechanics, engineers and laboratory analysts coming from all over the world attend the school’s courses in order to have one of the best training experiences related to the milling sector. The team of teachers is made up of project managers, chemists, technologists, milling masters, engineers and technicians who boast extensive experience in the sector as well as remarkable training skills. A PILOT MILL AND PRACTICAL TRAINING WITH LABORATUARIES The topics of the courses are about the production and the chemical/biological peculiarity of the flour, semolina and cereals. The general characteristics of a complete milling plant are also important topics of the courses since are useful to understand the entire process, from the plant study and design up to each machine installed and its operation mode. The subjects go from the simple maintenance of the machine, personnel management, energetic sustainability, safety and traceability of food products. Ocrim Milling Technology School is also provided with a pilot-mill of 24 tons/day and a well-equipped laboratory, necessary and useful to put theory into practice. For example, in the laboratory the characteristics of various products are analyzed through practical texts, and how machinery and equipment work, and how to read the data is thoroughly explained. To keep the line of tradition, manual texts are also carried out, just like millers used to do before the coming of new technologies. This seems important in order to let the students gain deeper knowledge of both their own expertise and skills and machinery operation management. Ocrim also organizes reserved courses at the milling plant of the customer (when required), in order to simplify, from the beginning, the customer’s personnel work. A POINT OF REFERENCE FOR THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY In 2012, Ocrim reached an agreement with IAOM in order to organize some courses with the support of teachers and technicians from IAOM American offices, but held at Ocrim Milling Technology School in Cremona. The blending of Ocrim and IAOM staffs’ knowledge has surely strengthened and raised the standard and the content of the courses. Ocrim explains this as follows: “Because when different positive experiences get into contact, something extraordinary usually happens.” Ocrim Milling Technology School is a point of reference for the company itself and for the entire milling industry; new ideas are always welcome to improve efficiency and extend the range of benefits to be offered to customers.
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